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Riverdene Activity Centre
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Riverdene Boma
Riverdene climbing wall
Riverdene lounge
Shamwari Game Experiences
Riverdene Luxury Room
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Riverdene Swimming Pool

Riverdene Family Lodge

Shamwari Private Game Reserve

FREEDOM rating: ★★★★★

Located on Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Riverdene is an exceptional family lodge with stylish, interleading rooms and lots of activities for all ages, including exciting game drives for those searching for the ‘Big 5’.

  • Private game reserve
  • Daily game activities
  • Luxury interleading rooms
  • Kids adventure centre and club
  • Relaxed, contemporary style

About Your Safari Lodge

Shamwari Private Game Reserve is probably the best known and one of the largest game reserves in the Eastern Cape. About an hour from Port Elizabeth, Shamwari has been at the forefront of conservation in the region for many years, and offers its guests a unique experience.

The abundance and diversity of wildlife, including the Big 5, makes for some exciting game drives which are led by experienced guides. Shamwari is also known for its Born Free Foundation and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre that guests can visit in-between game drives, as well as walking safaris.

Riverdene Lodge offers a relaxed, informal atmosphere and a family experience unparalleled in the region. There are just nine interleading rooms which offer versatile and spacious living arrangements for families. The Kids Safari Adventure Centre will keep youngsters amused with a zipline, climbing wall, slide and treehouses linked by suspended walkways. The kids club offers activities such as arts and crafts, pizza making and a library.

All can enjoy the safari experience which includes two daily game drives, whilst facilities include a Boma overlooking the Bushmans River for that perfect bush dining experience, and a swimming pool with a kids section.


Shamwari Private Game Reserve


Luxury rooms have a private terrace, air conditioning, safe, minibar and free WiFi. A sleeper couch can take one child.


Swimming pool, dining area, lounge, bar and Boma.

Room Type Occupancy Meals
Luxury Room

All Inclusive

FREEDOM rates this hotel ★★★★★

Save 10% on stays of 3 nights or 15% on stays of 4 nights or more.

Up to 50% discount for children staying in their own room.

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Offer: Valid from 1 May 2022 to 31 October 2022 and 1 to 15 December 2022.

Child room offer valid year round for ages 4-11 years. Offers are not combinable. Subject to availability.

Children under 4 are not permitted on game drives.

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Your Lodge Experience

Staying in a safari lodge allows you to fall into the rhythm of nature, with the remoteness giving you a truly personal Africa experience. Your lodge stay includes:

  • All meals
  • Afternoon high tea
  • Game drives
  • Guided bush walk
  • Selected local drinks

For advice or to start planning your holiday

talk to an Africa Expert on 0333 234 3667